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5th Annual Legal & Legislative Symposium

Rates $50 - CAI Members $75 - All Others

 Export to Your Calendar 11/2/2017
When: 11/02/2017
From 1:00 PM until 5:30 PM (Registration Begins at 12:30 pm)
Where: Oronoque Village Clubhouse
600 North Trail
Stratford, Connecticut  06614
United States
Contact: Ellen Felix
860-633-5692


Online registration is available until: 10/31/2017
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Rates

SYMPOSIUM - Good for 4.5 CEU Credits
$50 - CAI Members

$75 - All Others

 

 

All proceeds to benefit Legislative Advocacy Common Interest Communities in Connecticut.

2017 CAI-CT Annual Legal Symposium

 

Best Practices from Two Perspectives:  Millennial & Baby Boomer

Speakers: Bill Ward, Esq. - Ackerly & Ward & Chas Ryan, Esq. - Franklin G. Pilicy, P.C. 

Moderator: Karl Kuegler - Imagineers, LLC

This presentation will provide advice from two attorneys, one a millennial and the other a baby boomer, as to best practices developed from both perspectives. The session will be valuable to lawyers, managers, and board members. The goal is to provide practical advice to implement immediately to allow all three to work together in the best interest of their common interest communities. Topics will include:

·         Communication – How – Why – When;

·         Adopting Policies – Types – Benefits

·         Maintaining Confidential Information – Why - How

·         Insurance – Guaranteed Replacement Cost – Rider for Code and Statutory Compliance – Separate D&O Policy

·         Condo Commandos – Vocal Minority – Criminal Harassment Statute

·         Email Management – Association Email – Destruction Policy

·         Essential Contract Provisions

·         Educating New Owners

·         Surveillance v. Security Cameras

·         Robert’s Rules v. Confidentiality of Ballots

·         AirBnb – ADA compliance

 

Conflicts of Interest and the Application of the Business Judgment Rule

Speakers: Kasey Burchman, Esq. - Feldman & Hickey, LLC & Gregory McCracken, Esq. Perlstein & McCracken, LLC

Moderator: Michael Lombardo - Plaza Realty & Management Corporation

An explanation on how boards should handle conflicts of interest within their communities and among board members with some focus on handling conflicts of interest when litigation is pending.

 

Governing Document Updates and Revisions - Revising Governing Documents: Proven Strategies and Techniques

Lisa Anderson, Esq. & Edward S. Hill, Esq, of Counsel, Bender, Anderson & Barba, P.C. (Co-lead author, Connecticut Common Interest Ownership Manual, Second Edition)

Moderator: Mark Sperry - Fernwood Estates Association

Discover tools to organize and complete a document update or revision project in a cost-effective manner and to produce the best product for a particular community. The speakers will discuss what provisions and issues should be considered and approaches to the development of revised provisions. We will discuss proven strategies and options to get the necessary approvals.

 

Association Collections - Bankruptcy and Its Impact on Association Collections

Scott J. Sandler, Esq. - Sandler, Hansen & Alexander, LLC

Moderator: Karl Kugeler, CMCA, AMS – Imagineers, LLC

A discussion on the types of bankruptcy actions most often filed by unit owners, and the impact of a bankruptcy petition on the ability of the association to collect unpaid common charges.

 

Construction Defect Claims Against the Declarant: Are the Roads Leading to Litigation?

Michael Feldman, Esq. - Feldman & Hickey, LLC, J Lucas – Becht -Engineering, BT Inc.and Kelly Freitas, Esq. - Feldman & Hickey, LLC

Moderator: Richard Wechter -Westford Real Estate Management, LLC

Have you had issues with faulty or incomplete construction?  Learn about how to determine if there are problems and what legal recourse may be available.

 

Duty of Care

Matthew Perlstein - Perlstein & McCracken, LLC

Moderator: Jacqueline Moccia - The Property Group of CT, Inc.

In this session you will learn:  • That the term “fiduciary” has almost nothing useful to do with community associations in Connecticut.  • That the phrase “conflict of interest” is one of the most overused, and the most misused terms in most community associations.  • What the standard of care actually is for unit owner officers and directors.  • To whom the officers and directors owe this duty of care.  • The protections available to officers and directors while they are carrying out their duties for the association.  • How officers and directors can do their jobs in a manner that minimizes the risk of being challenged for breach of their duty of care.

 

Neighbor on Neighbor Harrassment: When Can an Association be Held Liable?

Steven Berg, Esq.  – Frankel & Berg

Moderator:  Rich Mellin – Mellin & Associates

Based on recent regulations adopted by HUD, community associations may need to become involved in neighbor disputes. This session will discuss the Fair housing Act and how recent court rulings may impact how associations must respond, including criteria which a complainant must meet before an association must take action and how HUD may impose a duty on associations to act when those criteria are  Learn strategies to limit your association’s liability.

 

Legal Panel – Q & A

Moderator: Richard Wechter -Westford Real Estate Management, LLC

Ask your pressing legal questions to our panel of  experienced legal pros!

 

 


 

Thank you in advance for your support!

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